Lorraine Eva Vachon, 78, passed away May 7, 2012 in Palm Bay, Florida. Loraine was born in Berlin, New Hampshire. She is survived by her husband Luc Vachon, daughter Louise Gemmiti (John) of Spring Hill, Florida, daughter Rachel Kearns of Palm Bay, Florida, sons Denis Laflamme (Tami) and Ronald Laflamme of Palm Bay, Florida. Thirteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren, brother Romeo Croteau and sisters Theresa Fortier, Simonne Lavoie, Lucia Dupus Beatrice Peloquin and Rollande Levesque and long time family friends Rosario Desrosiers and Joseph Cotugno, all from Berlin, New Hampshire. She was preceded in death by her parents Argeras and Anna Roy Croteau, her step-son Denis Vachon, her siblings Josephat Croteau, Gerard Croteau, Rosario Croteau, Albertine Landry and Clarisse Labreque. Lorraine was a homemaker who moved from Berlin in 1977. She was a compassionate, courageous and strong woman and an advocate against child abuse. She loved to play cards and spend time with her family. Lorraine will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
There will be calling hours at South Brevard Funeral Home, 1001 South Hickory Street, Melbourne, Florida , Thursday May 10, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1626 Oak Street, Melbourne, Florida at 2:00 PM